Writing for Children and Exploring their world
I love summer, all the activities outside, hiking, swimming, biking, and for me moving to a new home. My husband had a job change which spurred us on to move closer to our retirement dream location. It is only 3 hours away from most of our family and within the same state but still a move none the less. We now have a small log home in the hills of Brown County Indiana surrounded by woods, deer in the back yard, and ravines that hide more animals than I care to think about. Timber rattle snakes come to mind, and fodder for more story ideas.
My favorite thing to do in the summer is to sit outside and read. Even in the stress of moving I still find time to read. And reading helps me to keep connected to our grandchildren too. We read the same books and then talk about them. I love to find out how they feel about the books for children that I am reviewing and they give me great insight into what kids do like. It tickles me to see them excited about Harry Potter, Nancy Drew, and the Goosebumps books- all books I love as well.
Check out the photo gallery for the covers of some of the most recent books on my list. Authors Nancy I. Sanders, Margot Finke, and Beth Reinke are some of my favorites but there are so many. Author Virginia Grenier has won an award for her book Babysitting SugarPaw and so many others. What is your favorite summer book? What are you reading today? Feel free to email me and share what you are reading.
Terri Forehand RN Writing for children and adults
I have a blog where I review books for children. Carla's Cloud Catastrophe is a funny and imaginative book for children ages 4-8. Carla is missing her birthday party because the clouds are falling from the sky into the town where she lives. Can you imagine if that reallly happened on your birthday? What would you do? It seems silly but oh what fun stomping through the clouds might be.
If mom or dad wants to read more about this fun book by children's author Beth Bence Reinke one click on the link will take them right to it.
My Favorite Part of a New School Year
My favorite part of starting a new school year or a new writing project is gathering my supplies. I love notepads, sticky notes, fun pens, and goofy paper to write my stories. What is your favorite part of starting a new school year? Is it the new teacher, making new friends, being in a new grade, or learning new things? If you really don't like school, is there one thing you can try this year to make it better? Write and let me know how your new school year is going? I would love to hear about it.